Partners in Education: International Simulation
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DE PERE - Some of the brightest young minds in Northeast Wisconsin gathered last week, putting their collective brain power to work trying to solve the world's issues.
High schoolers gathered at St. Norbert College for the 11th Annual High School International Simulation. Even though it's not real, students take the mock scenarios very seriously.
"What we kind of do is work with the other countries in sort of a mock scenario... on issues that are current," said Logan Enke, a senior at Ashwaubenon High School.
It's much like the model United Nations, except this scenario involves the European Union. Much like the real. thing, there were some tense moments as the young people tackled issues that even tenured leaders have a difficult time with.
"It's a great opportunity for us to learn how to deal with other people... and learn about other countries and the European Union," said Claire Allard, a student at Ashwaubenon High.
The event was called an "enhancement activity" - and while the students weren't graded, they were hand-picked and highly motivated